A team of physicists claim that our view of the early universe contains a signature of time before the Big Bang. This idea comes from studying cosmic microwave background light emitted when the universe was 40,000 years old.
This may explain why we perceive time moving in a straight line, from the past to the future.
The Cobe satellite observed fluctuations in the normally smooth radiation in 1992 that were believed to be seeds of young galaxy clusters that grew into our universe.
Scientists at Caltech now believe these fluctuations contain hints that our universe “bubbled off” a previous one.
According to their model, new universes could be spontaneously created from apparently empty space.
This sort of thing is fascinating.
Think about. I mean, really think about it.
Discoveries like this change our entire outlook on, well, everything. The nature of our universe, of reality itself. There’s something about the way humanity looks to learn and study and discover that is fundamental to our nature and being.
Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the New York Times-bestselling GUN MACHINE, the “underground classic” novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN and the Amazon Top 100 novella NORMAL. The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name. He is the writer and co […]